MANILA, Philippines — Ricci Rivero believes College of the Philippines needs to be extra constant regardless of profitable eight straight video games within the UAAP Season 84 males’s basketball event.
With Ateneo dominating the league with 9-0 card and a 35-game strak because the 2018 season, UP can also be making waves because the second placer wining all of its match since shedding the opening sport to the defending champion.
For Rivero, the most effective is but to come back for the Preventing Maroons.
“For me, we’re working to be extra constant,” mentioned Rivero after scoring team-high 19 factors in UP’s 73-70 victory over Far Jap College on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Enviornment.
“However we’re getting there, I’m simply joyful with how we shut video games. There are a whole lot of occasions that we’re trailing early so we have to battle again. However on the finish of the buzzer what’s essential is who wins.”
The 23-year-old winger scored 14 of his 19 factors within the first half of their showdown with the RJ Abarrientos-led Tamaraws, who led 37-34 heading into the break.
Rivero mentioned the Maroons caught to educate Goldwin Monteverde’s system to maintain their scorching streak going.
“We caught to the system once more, as coach mentioned there have been occasions that we’re taking the mistaken path, however as soon as we get again to his system, we make runs each offensively and defensively,” he mentioned.
Monteverde agreed together with his senior participant that there are nonetheless inconsistencies to deal with however he was joyful to see his wards displaying a way of urgency of their final eight wins.
“Though there are nonetheless some inconsistencies that we’re engaged on, what’s essential is when it issues the gamers execute offensively and make defensive stops,” he mentioned.
Because the Ultimate 4 race heats up, the UP coach hopes the Maroons gained’t cease from getting higher every sport.
“After each sport, we simply attempt to see what we are able to enhance as a group. We nonetheless have a whole lot of video games left within the second spherical. Hopefully, we are able to decide up no matter we might be taught, no matter we might get from each sport,” Monteverde mentioned.
UP eyes its ninth straight win in opposition to Adamson (3-6) on Thursday at 4:30 pm.
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